However, due to some seasonal fluidity, I like being able to remove layers throughout the day depending on what I have scheduled and what the weather calls for that day (...or that hour...or that minute...whatever!). In this look, I’m blending different styles including an open sweater dress, a winter hat and open-toed strappy heels. I believe you can play with textures and layers in order to make your wardrobe work for you from season to season especially if you live in an environment where the difference from one to the other is often undistinguishable or differentiated by a few degrees. I also strongly believe that the color palette of your look can really help to differentiate winter from summer looks and everything in between. For example, I chose darker hues to compliment the sweater dress and accented the style with different pieces from the braided belt to the natural-toned clutch to pull the look together.
On another note, some people struggle with the idea of wearing different prints, textures and colors in fear of not achieving an acceptable look so we can quickly become conformist. Since we as humans are creatures of habit, we tend to stick to what’s worked in the past and rarely go beyond the ordinary even within our own personal closets. It’s often an uncomfortable feeling to “step out,” but I enjoy discovering different ways to style my wardrobe. I get a lot of inspiration from those around me especially those I consider style artisans (aka my mommaJ) so don’t be afraid to trial and error!
Here’s my application of logic and my approach to styling different prints, textures and colors:
- Identify a common theme with select pieces (e.g. polka dots )
- Work within the color palette depending on the common theme (e.g. red +blue/green+yellow)
- Leverage accessories to pull the look together
- Have fun and take risks as you see fit!